The Callide A Power Station in central Queensland is an example of the older conventional coal-fired power stations that generate the majority of the world’s electricity.

Callide A was chosen to demonstrate that coal-fired electricity can be generated with low emissions by applying new processes to older technology. This involved retrofitting oxyfuel technology to Callide A’s 30 megawatt unit 4 boiler.

More than 150 staff and contractors worked around 500,000 hours during the construction and commissioning phases of the project. The technology is now being tested under “live” conditions until late 2014.

It is only through the collaboration of the kind shown by the Callide Oxyfuel Project that development and deployment of carbon capture technology will be a viable reality in Australia and internationally in the future.

Where Is Callide

Callide 'A' Power Station

Commissioned 1965:
Recommissioned 1998

Capacity 120: megawatts

Units 4 x 30: megawatts

Transmission voltage: 132 kV

Fuel: Black coal

Boiler Height: 30 metres

Furnace temperature: 1200 °C

Chimney Height: 76 metres

Exhaust gas temperature: 44 °C

The Callide Oxyfuel Project will prove to the world that we don't have to dismantle the past to create a cleaner future 

The year the Callide ‘A’ Power Station was commissioned.
Located near Biloela in central Queensland, Australia, the Callide Power Station actually comprises 3 stations – Callide ‘A’, Callide ‘B’ and the Callide Power Plant, (Callide ‘C’).

Callide is coal-fired with eight steam turbines with a combined generation capacity
of 1,720 MW of electricity. (Enough to provide power to about 2 million homes). Callide ‘A’, with four 30MW turbines, was refurbished in 1998. It was put in “storage” in 2001 in readiness for its conversion to Oxyfuel technology.